Christmas Tree Festival
Journey to Bethlehem
"Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord told us about."
Crinken Church celebrated the conclusion of our 175th anniversary by holding a fabulous community Christmas Tree festival over three days. Entitled “Journey to Bethlehem” the festival told the Christmas Story in a unique and enchanting way that touched many hearts. It was a moving experience for all of the community participants, the 5000 visitors, and Crinken folks. We hope it will be a blessing on all the visitors and participants, and might benefit other churches in our community and afar.
48 trees were decorated by local schools, community groups, & businesses. From 6” foot natural fir trees, to sculpted ones made from books, tyres and other materials, each told, with a Bible Verse, a part of the Christmas story. The trees included the Shepherd’s Tree, the Journey Tree, the Good News Tree, the Angel’s Tree, the Refugee Tree, and the Homeless tree. Over 5000 people from near & far came to enjoy this cross community spectacular. It was a new way of retelling the Christmas Story in such a unique & wonderful way! Admission was free but donations were welcomed in aid of festival expenses and Crinkens food bank the 'Storehouse'.
Download our brochure Crinken Christmas Tree Festival " - Journey to Bethlehem"